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You are a Kinesthetic Learner

Kinesthetic learners learn best by doing and exploring problems in real-life situations. They understand concepts best by applying them and through trial and error.

Characteristics of Kinesthetic Learners:

  • Learn through hands-on activities

  • Can’t sit still and have a pretty short attention span

  • Have a lot of energy

  • Are drawn to sports or performing arts


Strategies for Learning:

  • Find problems to solve in order to supplement your learning

  • Use flashcards and physical objects to help you understand concepts

  • Take active breaks between study sessions

  • Make studying interesting by finding projects you want to work on

  • Consider learning robotics or how devices are built in order to understand things better

  • Come up with hands-on projects that will help you stay engaged and learning


Hybrid Kinesthetic Learners:

You could also be a hybrid learner! Here are some hybrid learning style options:

  • Visual-Kinesthetic

  • Auditory-Kinesthetic

  • Visual-Auditory-Kinesthetic


Read more about the other learning styles to see if you can enhance your studying strategies with a hybrid model: VisualAuditory



Finally, make sure that your learning materials help you motivate you to learn. Some motivating factors I’ve discovered are:


1. Course Timing/Schedule

Whether you have a set schedule for the course (e.g. if it is live) or if it is on-demand. Be honest with yourself, what would motivate you to put in the work more?

2. Social Pressure

Some people need company and social pressure for motivation, while some prefer to do things on their own. Which one are you?

3. Paid vs. Free

A huge motivating factor for me – if I’ve paid for something, I value it much more than free resources. Again, be honest with yourself here to find the perfect course for you.

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